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Auntie Em’s Pet Sitting & Dog Walking brings customers and pet sitters together to provide pets with unique individual care from a team of honest, kind, reliable, good people. Our mission is to connect good people with good people while caring for the animals.

Brittny – Manager/Pet Care Specialist

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My name is Brittny and I spent most of my childhood growing up in the Malibu canyons. My true love for animals developed when I was just about the age of six and I discovered a feral cat and her litter of kittens right in my own backyard! My Grandma and I raised them, until we eventually found each one a forever home. At the age of twelve I moved to the South Bay, in the city of El Segundo. While growing up with cats, I never had the joy of having a dog…until a beautiful puppy named Charlie unexpectedly came into my life about five years ago. I was also able to find homes for her three siblings as well. That was the moment when I realized that I needed to pursue my passion for helping and caring for animals. During this new discovery, I changed my major and graduated with a BA in Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. While working towards this degree, I was able to research and voice my opinions on issues surrounding our furry companions and show what beautiful creatures they really are. I am so fortunate to be apart of the Auntie Em’s team, and I am looking forward to sharing my love and dedication with each and every one of your fur-kids!


Matthew – Pet Care Specialist 

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I was born and raised in Torrance. We have always had animals in my home. As a teenager, I began bringing home   lost and stray dogs that I found. It was a great feeling to see them reunited with their owners! I knew I loved Animals from a young age.  Since high school, I have fostered dogs and cats of all ages. I find myself volunteering for rescues on a regular basis. I guess you can say it is my passion. I have two rescued dogs, Jax & Frankie and two cats, Sam & Mickey all of who I rescued myself. I have been with Auntie Em’s for about 4 years now, and I absolutely love it! I’m loving working for for Auntie Em. She is so caring and dedicated. Definitely an inspiration for me. It’s so nice to help people who really care for their pets as much as I do. Giving these animals the love and attention they need will keep them healthy and happy.


Eva – Pet Care Specialist

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My name is Eva and I grew up in Redondo Beach. I began pet sitting 12 years ago helping my friend launch her pet sitting business in the South Bay. I love animals, so a pet sitting and dog walking career is Heaven for me. I have been a member of Auntie Em’s for the past 3 years and I am so incredibly proud what this company stands for. I currently reside in North Torrance with my 2 roommates, my adorable Malti-Chi named Banshee, a Labrador named Diamond and a Labrador-Pincher-Great Dane mix,  Stella. We care and love them all and it shows through their happy tails and smiling faces. I love what I do, it’s the best job in the world!


Lucas – Pet Care Specialist

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I’m Lucas (aka Subro)! I grew up in the south of Brazil with my mom, our 15 dogs, two iguanas and a lot of hamsters! I was always surrounded by animals since I can remember and as I grew up I started to study animal behavior and became a dog trainer. I’ve been working training dogs and cats for 5 years and volunteered at some non profit organizations, helping animals to improve their adoptability and aided in rescuing them from the streets. I have two amazing rescued dogs and I couldn’t be more proud of them. Taking care of animals is my favorite thing in the world. My mission is to spread the word of ethical and positive ways to take care of animals and to make them feel truly happy. I’m really glad to work for Auntie Em, a person who shares the same motivation.”Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.


Kyle – Pet Care Specialist

kyleHello, my name is Kyle, and I would like to tell you a little bit about my passion for animal care. Growing up on my family’s farm in Southeast Kansas, my three sisters and I took care of our family’s cows, horses, chickens, dogs, cats, pigs and goats. It was our responsibility to feed and water, as well as clean out the stables, and in the case of the dogs and cats, train, bathe, and housebreak. I’ve worked with house cats, feral cats, rescued/abandoned dogs of all ages and sizes, but commonplace dog breeds were labs or lab mixes, Australian shepherds, heelers (red/blue), border collies, and shepherd mixes. In addition to the family farm, I also spent my summer vacations on my grandparent’s ranch, which included all of the animals listed above, just on a much larger scale! During my spring breaks in high school, I also helped my neighbor take care of animals you could consider to be a bit more exotic. He owned and bred large felines (lions, tigers, leopards, lynx, etc), as well as emu, mastiffs, chihuahuas, low rider cats, and several different types of water fowl. So big or small, exotic or family pet, I’ve grown up with animal care being a large part of my daily life and routine. Sadly, my current residence does not allow animals, so I don’t have a furry friend of my own. Auntie Em’s provides me with the opportunity to fill that void I’ve had since moving to Los Angeles, and I look forward to spending quality time with your furry friend!


Vanna- Pet Care Specialist

VannaMy name is Vanna, and I hail from Upland, CA. I moved to the South Bay area four years ago to be closer to the ocean breeze. At a young age it was quite clear that my love for animals would be a prevailing part of my life. I grew up with Smokey a black lab mix, who we rescued after a mountain lion attack. My family nursed him back to health and he became our most loyal friend. I have since welcomed three dogs, two cats, and a parakeet into my life during my journey. My sweet Tabitha kitty is my four legged friend now. My passion and enjoyment for all animals has lead me here to Auntie Em’s where I get to share an unconditional love and care with you and your furry family. I am always excited to meet new furry and winged friends!


Andressa – Pet Care Specialist

AndressaMy name is Andressa, I’m 24 years old and I grew up in the south of Brazil. I’ve been living in Los Angeles for 4 years now. Animals are my true passion. About 8 years ago I adopted my dog Robin, who gave me unconditional love and taught me so much. He made me realize that’s what I want to do in life; help our little angels live the best life possible. So I started doing volunteer work for non-profit organizations which led me to start studying animal behavior so I could work with our furry friends. Working with over 15 dogs at the same time in day cares, training and most importantly, having the best time possible, I had the chance to learn and gain experience. I believe that Positive Reinforcement Training is the way to show love and respect to all animals. The more I learn about this amazing world related to animals the more I love it.


KATHY – Pet Care Specialist

My name is KATHY. Being a pet owner and caring for my furry family over 25 years has brought me so much love and a passion in caring about the well being of our precious pets. Each wonderful pet are unique to them self and require different needs as well as their owners. This new passion led me to leaving the corporate world to pursue the world of pet Sitting and Dog walking now for over six years, now. I’m excited to be a part of this team of Professional Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers. I care for all pets and walk all Breeds Large or small. All of my pets get loving affection, attention, walks or playtime and will attend to their special needs if needed. Coming from an athletic background, should your pet be in need of more vigorous exercise, I’ll jog/run or play ball depending on their ability and owners instructions. When venturing into the outdoors I’m observant and stay cautious of our surroundings to insure your pet has a safe enjoyable experience. I look forward to providing the peace of mind and the utmost care for your four legged family member.


Novella – Pet Care Specialist

My name is Novella, and I was born and raised in the South Bay! My family and friends know me as being synonymous with my love for animals. I have a great deal of experience working with fur babies in various fields including a grooming salon, pet hospital, pet store, and a doggie daycare. I have a dog of my own named Lucky who is the love of my life! My philosophy when it comes to pet care is that our pets aren’t just animals, they’re our family members. I can’t wait to provide your fur babies with the same tender and loving care that I give my own pup!